Cordes du Nord

Published on: April 3rd, 2017

Concert duration : 60 minutes

J. Sibelius: Andante festivo
J. Bilodeau: Hangman’s fantasy (Quebec Premiere)
A. Pärt: Summa
D. Wirén: Serenade, op. 11
E. Grieg: Holberg Suite, op. 40

Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor

Sweden, Finland, Norway, Russia, Latvia, Estonia… From the countries of the Baltic region come the string works of this program which brings us back to I Musici’s core, while paying tribute to its founder, Yuli Turovsky. In addition, as Canada celebrates its sesquicentennial, we reflect on our own nordicity in a new work commissioned for the occasion by close friend and collaborator of the orchestra, Julien Bilodeau.
Photo credits: David Curleigh, Philippe Stirnweiss